Category Archives: Movies

Untimely Movie Review: Casablanca

The last of the films in the Warner Bros. 50 Film Collection released before the end of World War II is 1942’s Casablanca.  The Humphrey Bogart / Ingrid Bergman drama followed Mrs. Miniver in winning the Best Picture Oscar.  Both movies are films about … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Mrs. Miniver

I’ll confess that I knew almost nothing if Mrs. Miniver before I watched it.  About the only thing I was aware of was that it won Best Picture. So, with a blank slate, I dove in. As it turns out, Mrs. Miniver is about … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: The Maltese Falcon

The problem with The Maltese Falcon isn’t that it’s a movie based on a book, it’s that it’s a movie that feels like it’s based on a play. The 1941 film is one of the earliest, greatest examples of film noir.  It … Continue reading

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Hugh Jackman is the Best Sport

Hugh Jackman is always up for whatever. I was reminded of this fact when I heard that he’ll be the guest star (for the second time) on tonight’s episode of WWE’s flagship program, Monday Night Raw. Aside from the fact that … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz

One of the more interesting bits of classic film trivia is that not only did Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz reach theaters in the same year (1939), but they were actually directed by the same man: Victor Fleming. Those … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Mutiny on the Bounty

The true story of the Pitcairn Islands is fascinating.  The short version is that a segment of sailors (many of them conscripted) on the HMS Bounty fell in love with the island lifestyle when visiting Tahiti during a 1787–89 expedition.  Led by … Continue reading

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Untimely Movie Review: Grand Hotel

The first of the films in the Warner Bros 50 Film Collection is Grand Hotel.  Grand Hotel won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1932.  As a quirky bit of trivia, this is the one and only film in movie history … Continue reading

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Coming Soon to a Blog Near You

I try to check Amazon’s “Gold Box” deal of the day as often as possible, which usually amounts to the one day per week when I actually remember to do so. I luckily happened upon a particularly attractive deal recently. … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Block-busted

Oh, hello there, stranger!  I’m just going to say it: I’ve dropped the ball of late as far as updating this humble little site goes.  A combination of (a very successful) Soxtober and some real-life work priorities (horrible, I know) … Continue reading

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(The) Star Wars Revisited

This is an expanded version of an article that appeared on A New Voice last week, regarding the latest iteration of George Lucas’ venerable franchise . . .  How a person feels about Star Wars is probably dependent largely upon when that person … Continue reading

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